Office of the Vice President for Research

Internal Funding Opportunities

This table lists the internal funding opportunities available at the University of Minnesota.

  • For more information on any opportunity click the program title to open the sponsor's website in a new window.
  • To jump to a specific month, follow the links right above the table. Opportunities with ongoing deadlines accept applicants year round while opportunities with multiple deadlines have more than one deadline during each calendar year.
  • Each column is sortable; just click on the title to resort by that column.

Colleges/units can use this page to advertise internal opportunities. If you have an internal funding opportunity you'd like to list here, please send the title, deadline, brief description, and a URL for more information to Nicole Herbenson, herbe074@umn.edu or facgrant@umn.edu.

SponsorTitleMax AwardCategoryEligibilityDeadline
Masonic Cancer CenterAmerican Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant$30,000Cancer ResearchJunior U of M FacultyApril 2018
Pediatrics, Department ofSummer’s Wish Pediatric Cardiology Innovators Fund$100,000Translational ResearchU of M FacultyApril 2018
Medical Discovery Team on AddictionPilot Grant Program in Addiction Science$75,000Health SciencesU of M FacultyApril 2018
Academic Health Center (AHC)Global Health Seed Grants$25,000Health SciencesU of M FacultyApril 2019
Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests CenterMITPPC 2019 Request for Proposals$600,000InterdisciplinaryU of M Faculty, ROC Researchers, Post-DocsApril 2019
U of MN Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH)MN-REACH$50,000Health SciencesU of M FacultyAugust 2019
Mayo Clinic - U of MMinnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics$1,000,000Human HealthMayo Clinic & U of M FacultyAugust 2019
Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA)Faculty Driven $1,200Diversity, Equity and AdvocacyU of M FacultyCheck website
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR)Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry & Scholarship ProgramSee sponsor for detailsIndependent ResearchU of M FacultyFebruary
Center for Global Health and Social ResponsibilityGlobal Health Faculty Travel Awards$3,000International Projects / TravelAHC FacultyFebruary 2019
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR)Minnesota Futures Grant Program$250,000InterdisciplinaryU of M Faculty, Research Staff, Grad StudentsFebruary 2019
Masonic Cancer CenterDriven to Discover at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair$7,500Cancer ResearchCancer-related ResearchersJanuary 2018
Academic Health Center (AHC)AHC Seed Grants Program$30,000Health SciencesAHC FacultyJanuary 2018
Itasca Biological Station & Laboratories (IBSL)Itasca Seed-to-Roots Grants$75,000Field Biology/EcologyU of M FacultyJanuary 2019
Center for Healthy African American Men through PartnershipsDisparities Scholars ProgramSee sponsor for detailsTranslational ResearchU of M Faculty, Grad Students, and Post DocsJuly 2018
Masonic Cancer CenterChainbreaker Microorganisms and Cancer Grant$600,000Cancer ResearchU of M FacultyJune 2018
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)Faculty Interactive Research ProgramSee sponsor for detailsMinnesota Based ProjectsU of M FacultyMarch 2018
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR)Research Infrastructure Investment Program$50,000 - $1 millionInfrastructureU of M FacultyMarch 2018
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)K-R01 Transition to Independence Program$50,000Clinical ResearchRefer to postingMay
Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute (HFHL)Community-University Planning Grant Program$10,000Food, Nutrition, and HealthCommunity- university collaborativesMay 2019
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPSA)International Travel Grants$1,000 - $5,000International Projects / TravelU of M Faculty, P&A, Post Docs, and ResearchersMultiple
Pediatrics, Department ofTeam Science Grants in Children’s Health Research$250,000InterdisciplinaryU of M FacultyNovember 2018
Academic Affairs and Provost, Office of the SR VP forImagine Fund Special Events Grant Program$10,000Arts & HumanitiesU of M Faculty- Tenured/ Tenure-trackNovember 2018
Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM) Discovery Science Grants$250,000Basic & Clinical ResearchUniversity- wide and beyond: see eligibility criteriaNovember 2018
Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM)Translational Research Grants$250,000Translational ResearchUniversity- wide and beyond: see eligibility criteriaNovember 2018
Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM)Clinical Trial Grants$500,000Clinical ResearchUniversity- wide and beyond: see eligibility criteriaNovember 2018
Institute on the Environment (IonE)Diversty, Equity, and Inclusion Fund$10,000Institutional Equity & DiversityU of M Faculty, Staff, StudentsNovember 2018
Campus Climate Engagement TeamCampus Climate Micro-Grants$1,000Institutional Equity & DiversityU of M Faculty, Staff, StudentsOctober 2018
Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute (HFHL)Community-University Partnership Grant Program$50,000Food, Nutrition, and HealthCommunity- university collaborativesOctober 2018
Liberal Arts, College of (CLA)Human Rights Initiative Research Fund$50,000InterdisciplinaryU of M Faculty, P&AOctober 2018
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR)Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry & Scholarship ProgramSee sponsor for detailsIndependent ResearchU of M FacultySeptember
Pediatrics, Department ofMasonic Cross-Departmental Grants in Children’s Health Research$200,000InterdisciplinaryRefer to postingSeptember 2018
Academic Health Center (AHC)Faculty Research Development Grant Program$200,000Health SciencesAHC FacultySeptember 2018
For questions, please contact OVPR's Research Advancement group.